Predictors of longevity: A follow-up of the aged in chapel hill


Journal Article

A follow-up study of 864 aged persons found that physical mobility, education, occupation, and continued employment were all significant predictors of longevity. Mobility was the single strongest predictor, but the three socioeconomic variables accounted for two-thirds of the explained variance in longevity. It was concluded that socioeconomic factors probably increase longevity in a variety of ways. © 1973 The Gerontological Society of America. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Palmore, EB; Stone, V

Published Date

  • January 1, 1973

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 88 - 90

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-5341

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-9013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geront/13.1.88

Citation Source

  • Scopus